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Place Dauphine

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Nice quiet square

This was the first area I ended up at when I started exploring Paris. It is a nice quiet square (well technically it’s triangular, but whatever…) especially when compared to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
Chris B
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was the first area I ended up at when I started exploring Paris. It is a nice quiet square (well technically it’s triangular, but whatever…) especially when compared to the hustle and bustle of the rest of Île de la Cité. There are a number of nice looking cafes in the area and it would be an ideal place... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

It was nice while passing by Pont Neuf and had good experience. I love Paris and it was more than enough that it was another place to be at

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The square at the western end of the Ile de la Cite was the second project for building the public squares in the city (after the Place des Vosges) started by Henry IV in 1607. The square has a triangular shape and it is a peaceful oasis in the center of the city, nice for having a break under the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Place Dauphine is my favourite square in Paris. It is small, beautiful and simple - not full of tourists and with just he right mix of trees, grass, sand, restaurants & cafes. Perfect. I used to live 3 minutes away and spent many a memorable minute here. I still come back to walk through and sit in the square... More 

3 Thank Ibadanboy
Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

A nice little place to sit and rest for a while in the middle of sightseeing. Of course, it'll always be connected with commissaire Maigret for those who have read the books.

4 Thank 28lena44
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

went to this place in the night post dinner. nice little square I would call it... lot of people peacefully enjoying the summer night. got to play petanque with the Parisians too! good fun.

1 Thank bheee
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Paris is blessed with numerous small parks and plazas and this is one of the nicest. Unusual in that's it's triangular in shape but with pleasing architecture and a number of attractive eating places. Hard to believe it's on Ile de la Cite - the day we were there there was hardly any tourists, unlike the rest of the generally... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

I had read about how peaceful this area of Île de la Cité is and thought it would be nice to visit. We had originally thought we might dine at one of the restaurants that surround the plaza; however, the timing didn’t come together. Restaurants were closed at the times we were planning to be there. We had other things... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Pleasant French Restaurant offering traditional breakfast and meals in nice ambience. Very helpful waitress explains what goes in each dish though we struggle to understand. Meals are deliciously prepared and still affordable. We preferred the outdoor seats to enjoy the Parisian atmosphere.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This is a real Parisian place where you get a feeling of how Paris is with hundreds of turists is around you. Eventhough is so close to Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter you get a sence of Parisian life. I have never had a bad meal here eventhough I have tried most of the places. I adore this place... More 

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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